What To Expect At A Tulsa NightWriters Meeting:

Martin Regional Library

  • Members begin arriving at Martin East Library Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts promptly at 7 pm.
  • Stop by the table to sign-in where our cheerful hospitality officer will greet you and answer any questions you have. Let us know you are a visitor on the sign-in sheet for a complimentary digital copy of our newsletter.
  • We welcome our members that are published authors to bring copies of their books to the meeting and make them available for purchase. It’s a great opportunity to share your talent with like-minded people.
  • Our meetings are always informative and usually entertaining. Our goal is to help aspiring writers master their craft and find publication. We welcome all genre of writing.
  • The Tulsa NightWriters is affiliated with the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc., so membership entitles you to all benefits of both organizations.
  • Fill out a name tag for a chance to win a door prize.
  • Find a seat or feel free to mix and mingle until the meeting starts.
  • Hear what’s happening in the club with announcements and member ‘brags’.


  • Joshua Danker-Dake, 2018 President – Tulsa NightWriters
  • Learn about opportunities for writing workshops, readings, and other literary events happening in our community.
  • Be educated, encouraged, and challenged by our quality speakers.
  • Meet and network with new writing friends.

Come back next month and do it all again!

We hope you’ll come join us. Questions? Feel free to ask any questions, click on the CONTACT US tab.

2018 Schedule

Martin East Library Auditorium, 27th and Garnett, Tulsa. We start arriving around 6:30 p.m. to mix and mingle. The meeting starts promptly at 7 pm.

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January 16 — President sets direction for 2018

February 20 —  Gloyd McCoy

Author of “Tent Number Eight”  On a warm summer day in 1977, the State of Oklahoma was shaken by the heinous and vulgar murder of three Girl Scouts in Tent Number Eight at Camp Scott near Locust Grove, Oklahoma. The investigation of their murders and the subsequent trial of the Native American man accused of those murders will forever be marked as one of the most historical in Oklahoma history. 

Gloyd will be speaking on researching a book about a real event. Picking a subject, conducting interviews, documentation, fact checking, etc.

March 20 — Peggi Ridgway and Gretchen Hass-Bethell


Peggi Ridgway     Gretchen Hass-Bethell

We have the great fortune of having not one, but two speakers for our March meeting.  Peggi Ridgway and Gretchen Hass-Bethell will be speaking to us about taking on large book projects. If you’ve ever had an idea for a great coffee table book, or just love big, thick books, be sure to join us and bring a friend.

Peggi Ridgway has been a free lance writer for a variety of magazines, is the editor and producer of a quarterly magazine for the California floral industry and a self published author of several non-fiction books. She was project manager and primary writer for a coffee table pictorial book about the Southern California floral industry. She is currently working on a pictorial history of the 100-year history of Union Public Schools.

Gretchen Haas-Bethell has just retired as Chief Communications Officer at Union Public Schools, where she served for 27 years and witnessed some of the most dramatic development and growth in the history of the District. Previously, she was an on-air anchor and education and general assignment reporter at KRMG and worked in broadcast journalism for fifteen years.

 April 17 — R.A. Jones

R. A. Jones will be speaking on the topic: Words and Pictures: Writing for Comics.  He will be giving a brief bit of background on the origins of modern comics, then speak of the various techniques employed in writing for that medium, as well as some pointers on how to develop and/or hone that skill, then finish with some thoughts and ideas for actually selling plots/scripts.  Then, any questions the audience might have. 


R. A. Jones has been involved in the comics field for many years, as a reviewer, columnist, historian, and retailer — but also as the writer and/or editor of around 140 different issues of various comic book titles for such publishers as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image.  One comic book series he co-wrote served as the inspiration for the movie Bulletproof Monk, while a pair of short comic stories were adapted as episodes of the French television series The Metal Hurlant Chronicles.



May 15   We will be celebrating our winning members of the OWFI writing contest.

June 19  — Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman is the founder of Fairytale Reform, motivational speaker and life-coach. She speaks to people across the country on the importance of loving oneself as the foundation of loving another and provides tangible action steps towards making that happen. 

Katie will be speaking about blogging.  What exactly is a blog? Why do it? Time involved. How to start one, etc.

July 17

SPEAKER: Karen Barros, owner of Another Chapter Bookstore in Owasso. Topic: The Relationship Between a Local Bookstore and a Local Author

August 21 Pending

September 18 Pending

October 16  — 2019 Officer Board Nominations

November 20 — 2019 Officer Board Elections and OWFI contest preparation panel.

December 11 — Christmas Party/2019 Officer Board Installations



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